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Who is the Phillauri ?
Mar 28, 2017 12:19 AM 1389 Views
(Updated Mar 29, 2017 01:02 AM)






The movie starts like any other rom com of these days. NRI from  Kahn-Da( aka Canada)(Suraj Sharma) come to get married in India to his childhood sweetheart Anu( Mehreen Pirzada)and you are veering towards a sense of dejavu in the opening scenses till such time as the ghost makes her appearance.

Who is she?

Why is she here?

Only the hero can see her and talk to her and she tells him she is now married to him. How did this happen? Well he was supposed to be a “Manglik” and as per local custom Mangliks were supposed to not get married else they’d have a very unhappy wedded life. In order that this be negated it was important that the fellow be first married off to a tree to appease the powers –that – be in the spiritual world, after which he could get married to his childhood sweetheart. So they drive down to a place called Phillaur and the “Tree Wedding” wedding takes place post which the tree is cut.  So the resident but friendly ghost now finds herself married to our hero.

What happens next?

Does he manage to free himself rom her and get married to his fiancé? What was the story of the ghost? What happened to her?

Well I am not telling, go see the movie and in out

All can and do say is this- it’s a very refreshing movie, worth watching

The one thing that comes out strongly when watching this movie is that it’s truly a labor of love and the producers have spent a lot of time and money to tell you the story exactly the way they wanted. To. Which also means that there are a few pieces including the climax where the editing could have been a bit tighter, but all the same a labor of love never he less

The lead pair Shashi(Anushka Sharma) and Roop Kumar(Diljit Dosanjh) manage to hold your attention with their subtle performances.(Expectedly so in the case of Dosanjh from what we saw in the classic Udta Punjab) The second pair cannot be compared directly to the lead pair since the characters don’t have enough room to display their sense of histrionics by way of the story or the characterization.

The direction is good by debutant director Anhsay Lal who has assisted earlier in capers like Dustan, Himmatwala etc and ChakDe. Here he comes on his own displaying his talent particularly in the way he has created the imagery and kept up nice small but significant gestures and added the required aura to the period scenes.

The music by relative new comers Shashwat Sachdev and Sameer Uddin is one of the great points of the movie.

The movie stands out for a refreshingly fresh story, old age romance, witty comedy, beautiful filming(especially the period scenes where the movie literally “lives”) and the performance of the main crew. Do not miss

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